Yoshitomo Nara: The Complete Works

ArtsComments ⋅ Oct 20, 2011
Japanese pop artist Yoshitomo Nara first burst onto the art scene with his pastel-hued and innocuous painting and sculptures of children. Twenty years later and Yoshitomo has quite the catalog to showcase, as evidenced by the 400 pages that make up T...

Halo – The Art of Building Worlds

ArtsComments ⋅ Oct 18, 2011
In conjunction with its 10th anniversary celebration this year, the Halo franchise today has announced the release of its first every single art book, The Art of Building Worlds. The prolific publication will serve as an exhaustive lexicon of the mem...

Def Jam Recordings: The First 25 Years of the Last Great Record Label – Interview with Bill Adler

MusicComments ⋅ Oct 17, 2011
Bill Adler, the co-author of Def Jam Recordings: The First 25 Years of the Last Great Record Label, sits down with Nineteen87 Visuals and Rap Radar for a two-part interview on the exploration into the book. Adler, who served as the in-house publicist...

Anthology of A Decade by Hedi Slimane

ArtsComments ⋅ Oct 17, 2011
Despite his rise to fame and popularity via his previous role at Dior Homme, photography was Hedi Slimane’s initial creative outlet. From his first camera at the age of 11 to his recent participation in the photographic world, a retrospective o...

I Heart Stationery: Print. Cut. Fold. Create. Book

ArtsComments ⋅ Oct 7, 2011
Artistically designed and artisanally crafted stationery and paper goods are becoming increasingly popular, and this book is a wonderful overview of the best designers in the stationery world. Designed as a tactile, take-anywhere package, I Heart Sta...

Louis Vuitton & Marc Jacobs Book by Pamela Golbin

ArtsComments ⋅ Oct 7, 2011
French fashion heavyweight Louis Vuiitton is highlighted in this intriguing publication penned by author and curator Pamela Golbin. Encompassing the innovators of the luxury house’s long running tradition, the volume’s main subjects are Louis Vuitton...

Kehinde Wiley Book

ArtsComments ⋅ Oct 7, 2011
Kehinde Wiley’s new self-entitled book is set to release on March 6, 2012. This volume serves to detail all of Wiley’s work, as an in-depth understanding of his commentary on the nature of race and power in our society. Wiley has become k...

Vans OTW: Art of Lettering by Mr. Cartoon

ArtsComments ⋅ Sep 27, 2011
Vans OTW and Mr. Cartoon proudly present Art of Lettering, a limited edition book featuring Cartoon’s personal photography, published by Eric Elms/And Press. The first in a series of forthcoming projects from Vans OTW advocates including Cartoo...

Apple Design Book

DesignComments ⋅ Sep 26, 2011
It’s easy to forget that Apple was once a company on its deathbed. It has since been re-branded, and now leads the pack in the crowded field of electronics design. The Apple Design book features over 200 examples of groundbreaking designs by Jo...

NOWNESS: 25 Years of Def Jam Recordings

ArtsComments ⋅ Sep 26, 2011
In their upcoming Rizzoli publication, Def Jam Recordings: The First 25 Years of the Last Great Record Label, founders Rick Rubin and Russell Simmons catalog the progression of their humble “experimental art project” beginnings to the creation of the...

How to Read New York: A Crash Course in Big Apple Architecture

DesignComments ⋅ Sep 22, 2011
Journalist and author, Will Jones, introduces a comprehensive guide to past and present architecture and urban history of New York City. Organized chronologically and by architectural style, How to Read New York: A Crash Course in Big Apple Architect...

Italian Jeans by Maria Luisa Frisa

ArtsComments ⋅ Sep 15, 2011
New York’s Rizzoli Publications announce the release of Italian Jeans from author Maria Luisa Frisa.  The book tells the story of how a basic garment fulfilling utilitarian needs became the essential fashion item it is today.  The vol...

Lady Gaga by Terry Richardson Book Preview

LifestyleComments ⋅ Sep 14, 2011
With Terry Richardson’s famous white wall as the backdrop, Stefani Germanotta strikes a pose with her alter ego’s moniker “Gaga” emblazoned on her back.  This serves as the official cover for the two gonzo artists’...

Sneaker Freaker x PUMA “The Running Book”

StyleComments ⋅ Sep 8, 2011
Highly-revered trainer publication Sneaker Freaker has recently teamed up with PUMA on an ambitious project. Entitled “The Running Book,” the collaborative effort yielded an extensive book loaded with features including a vibrant slipcase...

Naked Hollywood: Weegee in Los Angeles

ArtsComments ⋅ Sep 5, 2011
Back in the mid ’40s, tabloid photographer Weegee moved to Los Angeles from New York to pursue a path of photography that did not require him to capture gruesome crime scene photography he had become synonymous with. Subsequent to his move, he...